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clinton and hillary. clinton sat down today and recalled mandela's long years in prison. >> i said, tell me how this changed you. how did you give up 27 of the best years of your life and come out a better than than you went in. he said i realized they could take everything from me except my mind and my heart. those things i would have to give them. he said, i decided not to give them away. >> reporter: all told, there are ten days of national mourning for the late nelson mandela. considering the emotions we're seeing, that might not be enough. >> greg, thank you. >>> much of the u.s. is facing down right wintry blast with frigid temps, ice and snow. several deaths have been reported, most resulting from treacherous driving conditions. hundreds of flights have been canceled. the national weather service issued ice warnings for at least eight states. the temperature in parts of north dakota, as you see here, registered a few degrees below zero. but the windchill pushed it to nearly 40 below. >>> up next, the battle for the soul of the democratic party. but first, here's what some of our f
visit to his former prison cell. this time accompanied by president bill clinton, who later presented him with a congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see america swear in its own first black president, and he was paid a visit many south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along her daughters. nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multi-racial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >> we will have more on mandela's death in just a moment, but, first, some other stories developing this friday. you are watching many americans experiencing a massive weren't storm blasting its way across much of the country. take a look at oklahoma. a number of accidents there have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri dipping so low that roads became sheets of ice, leaving drivers just like that, sliding all over the street
. and the special bond between two presidents. we'll talk to bill clinton about his friend nelson mandela. >> we could have had the politics of resentment. he chose the politics of inclusion. se the politics of captioning sponsored by cbs ptioning sponsored this is the "cbs evening news" with scott pelley. with s >> pelley: good evening. he changed the world. you can't say that about many people. but you can say that about nelson mandela. the man who lead south africa's peaceful transition out of apartheid and became the country's first black president. he died today at the age of 95. mandela had been battling a lung infection for many months. right after its official announcement tonight mourners began gathering at mandela's home in johannesburg to sing his praises. we have extensive coverage of nelson mandela's life and legacy. first we'll go to deborah in johannesburg tonight, deborah, how has this unfolded for us this evening? >> reporter: well, scott, for 26 weeks south africans have lived with the knowledge that nelson mandela was gravely ill. first the three month hospitalization and then
're there live with new information. >>> plus, clinton honors mandela. the former president shares very personal stories about his friend and his hero. he says the south african leader's advice helped him get through one of his darkest hours. stand by for my one-on-one interview. >>> plus, breaking news. a snow and ice emergency. a deadly winter storm is causing havoc on the roads and in the skies across america. we're tracking the danger as the deep freeze moves east and a new storm develops out west. >>> and a big jump in jobs. does president obama deserve credit for improving the u.s. economy after a surprisingly strong employment report? i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >>> a ten-day mourning period is under way for one of the most influential leaders of our time. we're learning more about the final tributes to nelson mandela. stand by for that, and for my special conversation with the former president, bill clinton. he reveals a time when he and the south african president didn't see eye-to-eye but first, the breaking news we're following. >>> a brutal winter storm turns de
struck when we used to travel with president clinton. he had the common touch. he knew the people that worked the elevators that you know kind of drove the cars that cleaned up the rooms after we left. mandela was exactly the same way. he knew that one audience was the person sitting across the table from him or meeting with the queen whoever but he also knew that the people behind the scenes facilitated the events were just as important. and he can be more open and compassionate and engage with those pea than he often was with the leaders that he met. and that's a remarkable quality. and frankly, i don't believe in any way that that was an act. that was who he was, really down to the core. >> rose: i've also found that the leader, and i think he represents the, obviously for all of us, represents the highest expression of courage and leadership and all the best qualities that you can imagine in a human being. the capacity to live as he had in prison and to come out with a certain sense of grace about it. and the capacity for reconciliation. but also leaders it seemed to me have
mandela. my interview with the former president, bill clinton, he'll reflect on any son mandela, his friend. the lessons he personally learned from him. my interview with former president bill clinton on any son mandela, 5:00 p.m. eastern in "the situation room". >>> other news we're following including ice, lots of it falling on roads in about a dozen states right now. we're going to show you who's in the bulls eye of this brutal storm right after the break. too big. too small. too soft. too tasty. [ both laugh ] [ male announcer ] introducing progresso's new creamy alfredo soup. inspired by perfection. new creamy alfredo soup. waffle bars... fancy robes... seems every hotel has something to love... so join the loyalty program that lets you earn free nights in any of them. plus, for a limited time, members can win a free night every day. only at hotels.com cortizone-10 has the strongest nonprescription itch medicine plus moisturizers to help heal skin fast. cortizone-10. feel the heal. temperatures is a triple weather threat that's affecting millions of people across the u.s. the ic
church in landover at noon. >>> 4:36 now. why you just might spot hillary clinton in d.c. today. plus what she said about the late nelson mandela. >>> plus, new developments in the deadly attack in yemen. who is now claiming responsibility for killing more than 50 people? >>> plus, wet roads on your raid to work. here's amelia. >> we're looking at scattered showers this morning but steady rain as this front moves through later today and big changes for the weekend including some >>> 4:39 now and rae action continues to pour in from around the world to news of nelson mandela's death. former president clinton said mandela proved, quote, there is freedom in forgiving and a big heart is better than a closed mind. this was 1998, the video you see here. president clinton was in office then when mandela received the congressional gold medal. >>> hillary clinton will be in d.c. today to accept an award. the former secretary of state will receive the 2013 lantos human rights prize. the lantos foundation is honoring her forroting haw man rights for women around the world. overnight she sent her
some of it to you. bill clinton released this statement. history will remember nelson mandelaar a champion for human dignity, and freedom, for peace and reconciliation. >> president clinton said we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and some passion, and embracing adverse say, not just a political strategy, but a way of life. president clinton posts a photo of himself with mr. mandela on twitter, for his millions of followers. and former president georgeh.w. bush was in office when mandela was released from prison. barbara and i had great respect for president manage della, and send our condolences to his family and countryman. former president george wildcats bush, and former first lady laura bush are among those expressing their condolences. they release add statement that read, president mandela is one of the great forces for freedom, and equality of our time. he bore his burdens with dignity and grace, and our world is better off because of his example. this great man will be missed, but his contributions will live on forever. let's go to ray swarez live in washing
'm moley lang. >>> no officer was closer to him than president clinton. when president clinton was caught up in scandal, mandela stood by him. >> he was an enormous help to me during all -- every biblical time i had as president. he went out of his way just to be my friend. he talked to me about life, raising kids, dealing with disappointment, managing anger, and he is one of -- he is an astonishing human being. >> mr. clinton said when he became president, he could have created a one-party state, and chose the politics of resentment, but instead he chose the parties of inclusion. >> president obama referred to one of his quotes today as he paid tribute to the late leader. >> as he once said, i'm not a saint unless you think of a saint as a sinner who keeps on trying. >> to see more of mandela's memorable quotes on wusa9.com, that's where we have more reaction from around the world and a place to submit your photos and videos of the late leader. >>> there's a lot more news to get to. we press on to it. tonight we are learning more about the american teacher shot to death in benghazi, liby
closely, especially with hillary clinton in 2016. during the bush administration and the liberals would go after the bush of ministration and blame them for income inequality , austria doing well. they cannot do that now because obviously obama asman in the white house for five years. the market is doing well under obama. it is not something the white house trumpets. the left is a little wary of hillary clinton. that is why there has been this chatter of elizabeth warren running for president. i don't think she will, barack obama said he would not run. the left is rising up in the fighting factions of the democratic party that were united in 2012. lou: i know it has always stood me in good stead to exit the word of any potential candid that there would not run. "a-team" in moments. we will take up the issue of this fellow strike and national walkout. take a minute, check this out on twitter. you can do so. facebook, loudobbs.com buried at next, then nothing white house and mending the president did, indeed, know something, but it was not quite what everybody thought. it is complicated and
%. and jeb bush 10.5%: all these men have a chance to run against hillary clinton in 2016. mrs. clinton is far ahead of any democratic challenger and will remain so. with americans disenchanted by obama care and a bad economy, it would seem the republicans would have some momentum, but they don't. because there is not one clear message. and even on philosophy, political philosophy, the party is deeply divided. it will take a leader like ronald reagan to help heal that breach. now, if you look at the situation nationwide, it's clear the democrats are going to campaign largely in poor and working class precincts. today fast food workers across the country demonstrated for a $15 an hour wage. that has been endorsed by president obama and most every other democrat. the so-called living wage issue will be a democratic hallmark next year. of course, if you give fast food workers a minimum of 15 bucks an hour, fast food prices go up for everybody. so, americans will pay more. that is a primary consideration in the debate. talking points believes the republican party must drop ideology almost e
to to see secretary clinton. he loved and admired for so many reasons, her intelligence, %Ñnacity and strength and her willingness to step forward and lead. as we leave this gathering today, i hope it is with renewed sense of commitment to follow in the footsteps of two remarkable people, tom lantos and hillary clinton. we can find a way to be little braver, kinder and determined and standing up for the rights of our fellow human beings. in other words a little more like tom and hillary. i believe that we all come into this world with the power and potential to be brave, to be determined to be champions for justice and dignity for all mankind. a little more than two years ago my husband and i welcomed our daughter, tom's seventh grandchild at that time into the world o' a day that was deeply meaningful for us and our entire family. nelly was born on august 4th. nelly came to us on this day with a feisty and fearless personality. i sometimes tremble at the sight of crossing her. but more importantly, she came to us with the legacy of selfless pursuit of social justice. freedom and
, there are rumours that dig gnat ris would be present. chief among them, former president bill clinton. >> nelson mandela's prays for castro and others outraged some. african-americans led a boycott called the quiet riot. >> at the time many people in the african american community were so disgusted they said they were ashamed of their city. a total of six leaders rebuffed nelson mandela during the freedom tour in the united states in 1990. we would have loved to have spoken to the leaders 20 years later. they didn't speak to us. we spoke to a prominent african american leader and the man who put an end to the nonsense in his city. he told me that that year, the city of miami gave the keys of the city to robo cop, but refused to gave the keys to the city to a man who become one of the most transformant figures in history. >> when i became mayor the whole thing seemed - that they removed to issue a proclamation which they gave to the corner bartender if he opened a new store. >> but six mayors and the governor denounced him after he thanked castro, yasser arafat, and libyan president muammar gadda
hosted by then-president bill clinton who at the time was in the middle of the monica lewinsky scandal. shortly after the news came that the south african leader had died, president clinton released a statement saying in part, he proved there is freedom in forgiving, that a big heart is better than a closed mind, and that real victories must be shared. later in a tweet, hillary clinton said, nelson mandela was a champion for justice and museum dignity with unmatched grace. i'll remember him as madiba. good to talk to you, salinda, good morning. you called him one of the most courageous people i have ever met. tell us about your meeting with him, with working with him, and what you want people to know. >> well, i was just part of a very big meeting, and i met with him once in a strategy session and once heard him deliver a speech in south africa. but having him work with his team and the pollster for the anc during that first election, there were three things that really struck me. one was just his enormous clarity and vision for the country and bringing the country together. the second
bill clinton was the featured speaker. bill clinton's relationship with nelson mandela was really, really powerful, wasn't it? >> it was very powerful, wolf. i know they both cherished it, president mandela cherished it and i know president clinton did. in some ways maybe it's presumptuous to say it was a little bit of a father/son relationship. clinton looked up to mandela. mandela was an adviser to him and almost a very personal intimate way, and they shared a real bond, and i loved those beautiful photographs of when clinton went with mandela to robben island and you see them both looking out of mandela's old cell, very powerful. >> i interviewed nelson mandela the day after that visit to robben island back in march of 1998, and during that interview, he spoke glowingly of president clinton, but he also made it clear he did not a have a problem criticizing various u.s. policies and making it clear we an international agenda, there you see a picture of the former president bill clinton, he was president with nelson mandela in the cell in robben island and you see first lady hill
and mrs. bush. >>> another former president is remembering mandela today. president bill clinton, who talked with the anchor of this week, george stephanopoulos. >> he once told me that he lived on hatred, when he went into prison. he said after 11 years he realized that they had taken about everything they could take from him except his mind and heart. he said, i realized that those are things you have to give away, and i decided not to give them away. >> mahatma gandhi, abe lincoln, george washington. he belongs in that group. >> he does. you know, in my lifetime, gandhi and mandela, in no small measure, because of their willingness to give up the comforts of ordinary life, they symbolize the world we'd all like to live in, if we could just be a little bigger, if we could be a little more like them. >> president clinton with george stephanopoulos, president clinton once asked mandela if he still hated his oppressors, mandela answered, nope, they had me 27 years in prison, if i hated them when i walked out the door, they would still have me. >>> and now, we turn next to what was a bi
a chance to run against hillary clinton in 2016. mrs. clinton is far ahead of any democratic challenger and will remain so. with americans disenchanted by obama care and a bad economy, it would seem the republicans would have some momentum, but they don't. because there is not one clear message. and even on philosophy, political philosophy, the party is deeply divided. it will take a leader like ronald reagan to help heal that breach. now, if you look at the situation nationwide, it's clear the democrats are going to campaign largely in poor and working class precincts. today fast food workers across the country demonstrated for a $15 an hour wage. that has been endorsed by president obama and most every other democrat. the so-called living wage issue will be a democratic hallmark next year. of course, if you give fast food workers a minimum of 15 bucks an hour, fast food prices go up for everybody. so, americans will pay more. that is a primary consideration in the debate. talking points believes the republican party must drop ideology almost entirely and concentrate on the economy and
with your calls. a statement here from bill clinton. lost one of its most important leaders. - our maura, illinois is next. i actually had a chance to see nelson mandela when i was a student in south africa. , around 1994. he came to the council where i was. he was an ordinary guy. all theking around campuses in south africa. just for the students to have a good [indiscernible] >> thank you for your call. , they raise post their fist upon his release from prison after 27 years. that is from 1990. caller: hello. i want to give my condolences. host: make sure you mute your set. caller: i would like to give my condolences to his family and the people of africa. today was a tragic day. they lost an important man. i really wish in the united states school districts, they would teach more about him. there is a lot of people that they don't know what he has done for the country. they are not up on the things that he has provided for africa. they know that he has passed away. host: we appreciate your call. the last word here. your thoughts on nelson mandela. caller: mr. mandela was a man of pea
suggesting that the clintons were pimping out their daughter. so if you attacked a liberal, that was unacceptable but attacking sarah palin, that was fine. so i agree with kirsten on this one. there is definite double-standard. jon: kirsten, you and sarah palin probably don't share too many political philosophies. you did grow up in alaska i know. what do you think about the way she has handled it? >> she has handled it exactly right way. she accepted the apology. been gracious about it. i think as she said she is probably become a little bit inured to these kinds of attacks because they're, have been so over the top and insane for so long. this one does seem to almost, i mean, this one may actually take the cake i think of all the attacks on sarah palin but i think she just, you know, she accepted the apology and said move on. >> all right. we are going to leave it there. thanks for joining us there today for this coverage of the, of media coverage i guess you could say. >> thank you. >> judy miller, kirsten powers. thank you both. >> thank you. jenna: stunning new develop
, hillary clinton is someone that my union has supported for every single a job that she is either run for or sought. when she ran for senate in york state, we were out there and very supportive. when she ran for president in 2008, we were out there in supportive. i think it is far too early to talk about any of this. the last i heard, she had not even decided whether she was running or not. i think it is too premature. frankly, there's is a lot of work we have to do between now and 2014, 2015. we are spending our time trying to figure out how to reclaim the promise of public education and figure out how quality health care is something that all americans have and getting through the ups and downs of obamacare. i'm glad we fight is working -- the website is working better now. we need to work on affordable college, making sure there is retirement security for all. there is a lot of work to do the between now and 2015, 2016. >> i would like to get your thoughts on what happened in detroit yesterday. i am curious what you heard from your members in michigan about their concerns on their
no longer belongs to us. he belongs to the ages. >> reporter: and former presidents clinton, bush and carter united to mourn the leader, in cities across the nation, people coming together to honor the man who has become a global symbol for justice and humanity, a touching tribute lights a marquee at the legendary apollo theater in harlem where nelson mandela visited to his first trip to the u.s. in 1990. >> he came to the state office building, drew about 200,000 people out here that day. and those struggles that we have here in the united states, he was very familiar with and they were going through the same in south africa. >> reporter: news of his death traveled swiftly around the world. prince william and kate middleton heard the news while attending the premiere of the film "mandela: long walk to freedom." >> we are reminded how extraordinary nelson mandela was. >> reporter: at the united nations, silence. and the remembrance of his enormous impact. >> no one did more in our time to advance the values and aspirations of the united nations. nelson mandela showed what is possible for our
battle lines. you were at his inauguration representing the clinton white house. tell me what you saw. what did that mean? >> it was a wonderful occasion. i was privileged to be part of that delegation led by vice president gore and first lady hillary clinton. the most moving moment of all was when it was time for him to come up on stage to be inaugurated and to give his speech at the inauguration, it was a crowd like i've never seen before. some of my old best enemies were there. some of my folks i didn't have any use for from countries nowhere near the freedom south africa was about to enjoy. they were all there, all invited because some had helped nelson mandela with the struggle and he wouldn't abandon them now. finally the moment came when he said new president of south africa and he started up the stage. i'll never forget in my soldier's eyes the first ones who came on stage before him were senior officers, generals, admirals, south african defense force as a guard of honor. stared, my god, look at this. turning over the power of the state, the force of the state is now in the h
update at 5:00 and 6:00. i'm shomari stone, news 4. >>> former secretary of state, hillary clinton paid tribute as she accepted a human rights award on capitol hill. she called him a giant among us. >> someone who, by the power of his example demonstrated unequivocally how each of us can choose. how we will respond to those in justices and grievances, sorrows and tragedy that is afflict all of human kind. >> clinton said it was fitting he be remembered during a ceremony held for the late congressman tom lantos. you can read what former u.s. presidents and leaders are saying by going to www.nbcwashington.com. our web team compiled their statements. you can see photos of nelson mandela throughout his life. >>> late this afternoon, a judge set bond for a d.c. police officer charged with taking naked pictures of a 15-year-old girl. to be released, he has to surrender the deed to his house, stay on house arrest and wear a tracking bracelet. he's charged with child important. this is one of two scandals. coming up, pat collins joins us with the latest details of a prostitution race. we'll hav
, late ron brown, and then i also accompanied president clinton on his historic trip to sub-saharan africa and of course when president mandela came to the united states seeking to raise funds to continue to fight apartheid and support his charities. the one thing, larry, that strikes me about president mandela is i have never known a man so comfortable in his convictions that he could invite his jailor to his inauguration, giving him a seat of recognition, and at the same time, recognize that the real true power of south african unity was going to be the acceptance by black and white south africans that this country had to come together peacefully and to put aside all the hatred, the bitterness of apartheid and the feeling by many black americans that everything that whites own should be turned over to black south africans. it was a task worthy of what i would call the greatest person this world has ever known to be able to show that forgiveness, that courage of conviction, and he kept that same conviction when he would come to the united states and scold american leaders a
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clinton was in power when nellman mandela took power. we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion. >> reporter: mandela's two youngest daughters were in london at the time of his death, attending a premiere about the film of his life. >> they left immediately. but they asked the film be played to the end. the audience was told that mandela had died when the credits rolled. prince william was one of those watching the film. >> sad and tragic news. we're reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. >> british actor, idris allbaugh said, we have lost one of the greatest beings to have ever walk this earth. >>> another big story we're watching closely. a severe blast of cold air. dangerous temperatures are gripping much of the country. we'll show you where it's heading next. along with the ice and snow. >>> and mourning madiba. much more, including the jail guard, with a remarkable story about helping the imprisoned leader. >>> welcome back. a deep freeze is threatening the safety of nearly 200 million people across much of america this morning.
a return visit to his former prison cell, this time accompanied by president bill clinton, who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own black president. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and in 2011 he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters malia and sasha. admired around the world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa embraced a multiracial future and re-entered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country, we are one people. >> reporter: brian williams, nbc news, new york. >>> we'll have much more on mandela's death in just a moment, but first, a massive winter storm is blasting its way across much of the country. in oklahoma, a number of accidents have been reported due to the recent snow accumulation. temperatures in missouri hit so low that roads became sheets of ice leaving drivers sliding all over the place. now for
and a coronation, all at the same time. >>> former president clinton was in office when nelson mandela took power. and their families became close. we will remember him as a man of uncommon grace and compassion. for whom abandoning bitterness was a way of life. >>> mandela's two youngest daughters were in london at the time of his death, attending a premiere of a new film about his life. >> they left immediately after getting the news. but they asked the film be played to the end. the audience was told that mandela had died as the closing credits rolled. prince william was one of those watching the film. >> sad and tragic news. we're reminded what an extraordinary and inspiring man nelson mandela was. and my thoughts and prayers are with his family right now. >> british actor, idris elba, who played mandela in the film was also at the event. and he said, quote, we have lost one of the greatest human beings to have ever walked this earth. >>> still ahead, another big story we're watching closely. a severe blast of cold air. dangerous temperatures are gripping much of the country. we'll show you wh
successors then secretary of state hillary clinton. in an interview aired in late november obama says he thinks the us will have a female president in the near future. there's much speculation that hillary clinton who unsuccessfully ran against obama in twenty oh eight might be looking into another run. the former first lady new york senator top the polls on who is set to become her party chores point six in rates in god see one of the biggest u s national security and intelligence failures in many years under her supervision and secretary of state summit on the event where she compared with the murders of americans two guys out for a walk one nights has been widely criticized. though the white house has called on the cuban government to release alan groups the jewish american eight contract to you is approaching his fifth here in prison for his work on a dispute its us program promoting political change on the isolated communist line and he reiterated today are called to the cuban government to release alan works. mr rose's detention remains an impediment to more constructive relations
president bill clinton released a statement saying today the world has lost one of its most important leaders and one of its finest human beings. south africans gather near nelson mandela's home to remember the man that led their country into a new era. he passed away after a long illness that left him bedridden for several months. >> we saw in him what we seek in ourselves. >> reporter: mandela was born into approved family in 1918 and grew up to become a lawyer, but in the '50s and '60s he became active in the movement against apartheid in south africa. he was convicted of sabotage and conspiracy to overthrow the government and sentenced to life in prison on south africa's infamous robin island. after 27 years in prison mandela was freed. >> i cherish the idea of a new south africa. >> so help me god. >> reporter: he became south africa's first black president and crafted a new constitution. he won the nobel peace prize and traveled the world repairing south africa's image and promoting tolerance. he retired from public life but continued to meet with dignitaries from around the w
by president bill clinton who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own first black president. >> so help me god. >> reporter: and in 2011, he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters sasha and malia. admired around the world and revered at home, nelson mandela's south africa reentered the family of nations. he leaves a legacy of freedom and proof that one life can make a difference. >> we are one country. we are one people. >> and we are happy to be joined here in the studio tonight by nelson mandela's biographer. rick stangel is former managering editor of "time" magazine who during his time of chronicling the life of nelson mandela actually lived with him. he spoke about mandela in his book "mandela's way." in fact, he is god father to your older song. and my first quote to start off this conversation. you and i have known this day is coming for 20 years or more. the last pure hero on the planet. >> brian, e had i
clinton. not surprisingly the president played the middle. >> both hillary and joe would make outstanding presidents and possess the qualities that are needed to be outstanding presidents. >> and the navy announced the accessful launch of a troen from a submerged submarine. it was fired from a torpedo tube and flew for several hours while transmitting live video. we'll be back with more on the latest in the death of nelson mandela. >>> reaction to the death of nelson mandela is pouring in from away the sports world including from legend taker figures. portug portugal's soccer starstar sayie was one of the most influential people in his life. just some of those paying tribute. this is early d"early today". we hop it is just your first stop of the day on nbc. >>> they march to a lift of f e freedfree freedom and justice. >> the tributes the pouring in overnight plus what we're learning about formal plans for a memorial. >>> and right now a sample of the major weather changes heading our way. early morning showers moving in, but this is only the beginning of what's to come. good morning. i'
on a ridiculously false premise. remember stories about records that indicated that hillary clinton met surprisingly infrequently with the president showed that with a little digging, cabinet secretaries don't normally get entered into the visitors logs because they come frequently. comesen sebelius frequently and meets frequently with the president. i will refer you to the department for more information and more detail. but she is here a lot. she meets with the president .ith regularity with the exception of public calendars, there are standing meetings for the secretary of defense, state, and the treasury this president has, but he meets secretaries in one on ones and small groups all the time. that thosee calendars may never show a meeting i have with the president. i had to yesterday. that is how it works. >> a final question on nelson mandela. what people will be thinking about, when we consider the life of nelson mandela and the challenges that exist in our own country, what lessons can washington learn? i know you had conversations in the white house and what you think the message we can lea
and out of office. bill clinton released the former statement today, he said that the history will remember nelson mandela as a champion for human dignity and freedom for peace and reconciliation. with not just a political strategy but a way of life. president clinton also post add photo of himself with mr. mandela on his twitter account, and said i will never forget my friend madeba, using his tribal name. if you think about it on the world stage, he watches the berlin wall fall. here is what george hw bush said. and send our condolences. former president george w bush, are among those expressing condolences. they release add statement that said that president mandela is one of the great fors for equality for his time. and a world is better off because of his example. this great man will be missed but his contributions will live on forever. there has been a flood of also reactions from dignitaries, i suppose you can call them. i know you mentioned the end of last year, prominently at his museum feature as picture of him with nelson mandela. they had shared many events and the
bill clinton. he said the world lost one of the most important leaders and one of the finest human beings. we'll remember him of a man of grace and compassion for abandoning bitterness and embracing adversaries was not just a political strategy a way of life. our thoughts and prayers go out to graca and his family and the people of south of ka. one of the great forces for freedom and equality. he's a good man and will be missed and his contributions will live on forever. colin powell states it simply, a great man left us today and went to his reward. nelson den dell la, madiba inspired the world. i was privileged to know him. >>> with us richard strangle, former time managing editor and author of "mandela's way, lessons of life and courage." we talked about what happens now in terms of the funeral. there is a whole timeline now that will play out. >> there is, and it's going to take ten days. we understand that the state funeral will be on saturday or sunday, if you calculate it, depending on how this plays out. so what are we going to see? we're going to see a state funeral in the
the years were in contact with him. president clinton sought counsel from him. >> on not only how to deal with his problems during impeachment. remember, you saw the clips earlier on. he was an example of so many leaders through tough times because they would think if nelson mandela can forgive, we can forgive. if he can reconcile, we can reconcile. tony blair points out this is what he symbolized, was not only reconciliation between races but between north and south, between africa and the rest of the world, between the rich and the poor. he could speak to everyone. >> we should remind everybody, he could be very much a scold when something happened he didn't like. he weighed in against public policy in america. >> he was quite disappointed in the way that a lot of other african leaders were dealing with their own countries and dealing with problems in their own countries. i think he grieved often for the people of south africa, that they could not do better after he left. >> that's right. thank you again, george. good to have you and robin with us at this hour tonight. >>> as you said,
george h.w. bush said the following. >> president clinton was in the white house when mandela was elected president of south africa. clinton saying the following. >> former president jimmy carter paying tribute to nelson mandela saying, his passion for freedom and justice created new hope for generations that have impressed people worldwide. the president of the united states often referred to as the leader of the free world but yet you can see from the statements in each of these men, they were in awe of nelson mandela. >> and a simple beginning to life. when you look at the place where he is going to be buried and cnn will be taking you through the days of mourning, ten days of morning in sfrouth africa. he had the desire to be buried in his hometown. >> he is going home. >> yes, he is going home. >> we will continue to bring you the life of nelson mandela all morning. >>> now to another big story. >> the weather. when we come back, we are going to tell you about this deadly winter storm that is wreaking havoc across our country. hundreds of flights have already been canceled. roads are
clinton was at the inauguration struck by how mandela managed two lives at once. >> a lawyer and a freedom fighter. a prisoner and a leader. a man of anger and of forgiv >> there was no contradiction in what he stood for. >> the idea that every single human ought to be free and oppression can end and justice prevail. >> reporter: the white house announced president obama will go to south africa joining world leaders and south africans for the funeral of nelson mandela. >> there's a major memorial at the national cathedral for this foreign leader held in high esteem for many americans. i'm steve handelsman news 4. >>> we are getting word reverend >>> brand-new reaction coming in from one of the most well known figures in capetown on the day of mandela's release from prison. pat lawson muse has it. >> jesse jackson just wrapped up a press conference. back in 1990 he was speaking at a church service outside capetown shortly before mandela was released. tonight, jackson is praising mandela's non-violence stance in fighting racism. >> and he is delighted in some
. >> president clinton who was in the white house when mandel was elected president of south africa. the two developed a close personal relationship. bill clinton says, quote, all of us are living in a better world because of the life that madiba lived. he proved that there is freedom in forgiving that a big heart is better than a closed mind and that life's real victories must be shared. >> jimmy carter also saying the following. to think of their parents and grandparents the different world they are seeing. we will have more coverage of nelson mandela's legacy still to come on "early start." >>> we are following the vast majority of the united states dealing with the effects of a deep freeze, including major travel headaches. more than 500 flights have been precanceled. so bad they are canceling them before they are supposed to take off! they have been canceled around the country because of the bitter weather. >> getting around by car not easier. icy conditions call that seven vehicle wreck along interstate 540 in northern arkansas. four people tenth so the hospital and we are told their i
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president clinton tweeted irr . >> former president bush told abc news this great man will be missed but contributions will live on, forever. >> there was a mement of silence at the united nations security council today. the un president called mandela a giant for justice and a down to earth human inspiration. >> we've created a slide show of photos from his life if you want to take a look at it. go to our web site abc7 news.com. >> we'll have more coming up on the story. now to weather. a deep freeze brought coldest december 5th on record. one neighborhood we found ice on sidewalk asks cars. >> looks like mid west but it's right here, people had to use windshield scrapers to get ice off of the glass. louis send thus video. >> in the marina district, people bundled up with coats and scarfs, hats as well, as they braved cold. some went for a morning run >> workers were deicing the plane. same thing happened again. >> the cold snap isn't over yet. spencer christian is live ask sandhya patel is here now. >> we're still looking at record breaking morning this morning. clear skies and we'
of a man who has captivated the heart of the entire world. the tributes president clinton astounding but he was quite the incredible person. >> this is al jazeera america. we'll return to this program after messages from your local affiliate.tÑ from his incarcerationved number. and it is set up as dehumanizing an individual. he takes something that is just so negative, and he created something so positive from it. so a line of shirts was bourn. the desager clothes were produced locally in keeping with his communitiment to develop south africa. >> the idea of turning his prison number into a commercial brand wasn't just about raising money, it was about finding a very modern way of keeping his ideas alive. >> but he was also very clear in his instructions, the brand had to reflect his core principles, nothing cheap, nothing exploitative, everything dignified and colorful. >> he stood for 46664, stood for social change, stood for justice, stood for a better humanity. when he gave his number and he said find a way to use it, it should stand for something, and that's what i should stand for th
but if you disagree did not want to give it to you. lookup true independence i voted for reagan and clinton obviously the best person running period but just to say i'm an independent makes me lose work in the city. john: really? >> no question. it has come back to me trust me. i have spent on said i get tired of people's opinions i am not even a agree i just point out where my viewpoints are different than that is the death to get people to turn off they get a green ian devotional. there is no facts only emotion. when i said i voted for reagan i was in canada they said you are such an educated. >> i work with 12,000 kids the best after-school program in the state for inner-city kids 12,000 kids we have a 90 percent graduation rate. john: but because you vote a certain way? >> it is the indoctrination but i keep asking socialism? how does it work? >> in hollywood they don't carry about obamacare does not affect them. john: the biggest cause is saving the earth and climate change. here is a commercial done by harrison ford. >> when rainforest are slashed and burned their releases tons of car
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